Victor Moses is one of the most sought after players in the Football League and if rumours are to be believed he has played his last game for Crystal Palace and will depart the club this week. Numerous clubs are thought to be interested in the club and manager Neil Warnock has confirmed that there are already four confirmed bids in for the £5million rated forward. As a 19-year-old still learning the game, the next step in his career is a big one for Moses. The next 3 years of his life could decide whether he goes on to be a top player or whether he joins the ridiculously long list of players who wasted their potential. So with multiple offers on the table, where should Moses be looking to go?
Moses has said that he has high aims, he sees himself performing at the highest level and of the many interested clubs there have been persistent rumours that the Spanish giants are interested in the player. Both Real Madrid and Barcelona have been credited with an interest in the player. Whilst a move to either of these clubs would be attractive for Moses, he must be mindful that these are two of the premier clubs in world football and ask himself whether, at 19 he is really ready for such a big step. Barcelona would be the more attractive proposition given their recent successes and their reputation for youth development. However, with other young players like Pedro, Bojan and Gai Assulin in the ranks, Moses would find it very difficult to break into the first-team. In addition there is uncertainty surrounding the future of manager Pep Guardiola and Moses would not want to be in a position where the manager who signs him disappears after six months. As it is, the rumours surrounding a move to Spain may well be just that, it would be a real surprise if Moses did indeed move to La Liga.
At the top end of the Premier League, Manchester City and Arsenal were said to be interested in Moses, but Arsene Wenger has recently refuted these claims. City however, are thought to be keen on Moses and certainly have the money to bring him to Eastlands. They would probably offer the most lucrative contract as well as the promise of Champions League football in the near future. However at a club where immediate results are needed, he would not be involved too much in the first-team. City would be keen on loaning him back to a Championship club if they sign him and this could be a good option. In addition, Liverpool and Spurs have also been watching the player in recent weeks, but they may not be the best choices for Moses. Liverpool are in need of players to engineer an immediate upturn in fortunes and as promising as he is, it would be too much to ask Moses to rejuvenate their season. Tottenham already have a stockpile of promising young English players who are not getting enough playing time and Moses should avoid joining them for fear of being lost in the crowd.
Fulham have also shown an interest in Moses and this could be a very interesting move for both parties. With both Zamora and Dempsey ruled out with injury, Roy Hodgson is in need of attacking reinforcements and Moses could fit the bill. At a club of Fulham’s stature, Moses would gain a good amount of exposure to Premier League football without being relied upon too heavily. A move to Fulham would a very good option for Moses and if their interest is genuine, he could do a lot worse than signing for the Cottagers.
Finally, there is interest from the Championship with West Brom and Nottingham Forest both lodging bids for the player. Both sides have a strong chance of achieving promotion this season and a move to either would see the player playing a lot of first-team football with a strong chance of playing in the Premier League next season. There is also an element of risk as if promotion is not achieved Moses would be stuck in the Championship next season though really whichever side signed him would only improve their chances of promotion. Moses has a big decision to make in the coming weeks; moving to too big a club could hamper his development so he would be better off moving to a high-flying Championship side or a mid-table Premier League side like Fulham.